Laka D &The Bloomsburys St Mary’s Old Church N16

Friday, 14th February 2014
8:00 pmto11:00 pm

2014 Celebrating the 25th anniversary of Blow the Fuse

Tomorrow the World: Six double bills set in two iconic venues of Stoke Newington
Where young meets old, where East meets West.

Friday February 14th
Friday evenings in the candlelit medieval St Mary’s Church on Stoke Newington Church Street: The Bloomsburys, a 25 voice choir led by Laka D. Original arrangements of new tunes and some old favourites.

plus Valentunes Laka D, Deirdre Cartwright, Alison Rayner and Izzy Postill.

Led by Laka D, charismatic vocalist, songwriter, whose soulful voice was featured with The Guest Stars and Emma Peel Fan Club. It’s Valentines day and the quartet present a wry look at love to celebrate.

St Marys Old Church, Stoke Newington Church Street, London N16 9E
Doors 8pm First set 8.45pm £10 concessions available

Valentine by Carol Ann Duffy

Not a red rose or a satin heart.

I give you an onion.
It is a moon wrapped in brown paper.
It promises light
like the careful undressing of love.

It will blind you with tears
like a lover.
It will make your reflection
a wobbling photo of grief.

I am trying to be truthful.

Not a cute card or a kissogram.

I give you an onion.
Its fierce kiss will stay on your lips,
possessive and faithful
as we are,
for as long as we are.

Take it.
Its platinum loops shrink to a wedding-ring,
if you like.

Its scent will cling to your fingers,
cling to your knife.